National recovery plan
Peter Menkhorst and Linda Broome
ISBN 978 1 74208 712 2
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria, 2008
- Smoky Mouse (Pseudomys fumeus) (PDF - 258 KB) | (RTF - 4.6 MB)
- Background and implementation information (PDF - 312 KB) | (RTF - 5.2 MB)
The Smoky Mouse (Pseudomys fumeus) is a small native rodent endemic to mainland south-eastern Australia, where it occurs in Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The species has a relatively wide but disjunct distribution, populations are small and fragmented, and there appear to have been local extinctions in several areas. The Smoky Mouse is listed as endangered under the Australian Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Major threats to the species include predation by introduced carnivores, habitat changes due to altered fire regimes and dieback caused by the Cinnamon Fungus (Phytophthora cinnamomi), and loss, modification and fragmentation of habitat due to road construction and intensive timber harvesting. This national Recovery Plan for the Smoky Mouse is the first recovery plan prepared for the species. The plan details the species' distribution, habitat, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure the long-term survival of the Smoky Mouse. It is intended that local plans and actions for recovery will conform to this national plan.